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Hay Point Road T-intersection, safety upgrade

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Kay Cole
80 Coleshill Drive
MACKAY QLD 4740

Total Signatures - 146

Sponsoring Member: Mr Steve Andrew MP

Posting Date: 13/01/2021

Closing Date: 8/03/2021

Tabled Date: 9/03/2021

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 8/04/2021

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Electors of Mirani draws to the attention of the House dangerous safety concerns for Hay Point Road and the right-hand T-intersection into Benson Road.

Hay Point Road carries all traffic including heavy vehicles transporting materials and earth moving equipment in and out of Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point Coal Terminals. The section of road in question is a 100klm zone without a turning lane into Benson Road T-intersection. The residents of Benson Road, Coles Hill Drive, Fenech Avenue, Jamae Court and Biddle Court are in danger of collision, injury and damage to property when turning into Benson Road during peak periods as vehicles pass at speed on the left shoulder of the road in dirt and gravel.

Rear end collisions have already occurred as well as broken windows, side swiping, smashed windscreens and panel damage due to rocks being thrust up from high-speed vehicles passing on the left shoulder of the road while the turning vehicle is stationary.

Residents believe they are risking their lives every time they turn into Benson Road T-intersection during peak periods.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all within their power to ensure the relevant departments plan and budget for an upgrade to include a passing lane for Benson and Hay Point Road T-intersection as matter of priority before a serious accident or worse occurs.